Fruit offers a variety of health benefits and is part of a healthy diet. If you’re having trouble working it into your daily meals, here are some ideas that can help make sure you’re getting some servings of fruit in.
1. Make your drinks fancy.
Adding fruit to water or club soda can be a delicious and refreshing way to switch things up. Raspberries, pineapple rings, and honeydew are good choices or consider cubing and freezing watermelon to use as ice cubes.
2. Add to salads.
You can add even more flavor to a salad by including fruit. Sliced apples, berries, and clementines compliment salad greens very well.
3. Make smoothies.
Fruit smoothies are great because they retain the fiber that comes from whole fruit. You can easily make a delicious smoothie with little more than a banana, some strawberries, and some milk. Try different combinations of fruits and consider adding Greek yogurt or peanut butter too. Just remember to watch the calories!
4. Grill your fruit.
We’ve been talking about grilling vegetables lately, but fruit should also be in the conversation. Pineapple is a great choice and if you’ve never grilled peaches, you’re missing out!
5. Make fruit salsa.
Adding some sweetness to salsa can take the flavor to the next level. Consider making your own salsa with Summer produce and try adding fruits like mango, pineapple, and apples for some sweet heat.